Lambo's new carbonfibre supercar is set for a production run of 4000 units
10 March 2011

Lamborghini's new carbonfibre Aventador will have a similar production run to its predecessor, the decade old Murcielago.

According to factory sources, the carbonfibre moulds that are used to construct the car’s monocoque can be used as many as 500 times before they have to be replaced.

Read the full story on the new Lamborghini Aventador

With the Aventador project budgeted to for eight sets of monocoque moulds, Lamborghini is clearly expecting to build a maximum of 4000 cars. Murcielago production ran to to 4099 examples.

The new supercar promises savings in weight, increases in power, greater efficiency and more performance than the long-serving Murciélago. Its 6.5-litre, dry-sumped V12 has eight per cent more grunt, at 691bhp — enough for the 1575kg, four-wheel-drive Aventador to reach 62mph in 2.9sec and a top speed of 217mph. But CO2 emissions fall by around 20 per cent compared with a Murciélago’s, at 398g/km.

See all the latest Lamborghini reviews, news and video

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Nio ES8 2018 first drive review - hero front
    17 December 2018
    First Drive
    Electric seven-seat performance SUV aims to prove the Chinese can build a...
  • Audi Q3
    14 December 2018
    First Drive
    Practical, plush compact SUV deserves a stronger engine, but should need...
  • Ford Mustang Bullitt 2018 road test review - hero front
    14 December 2018
    Car review
    Ford celebrates the iconic movie’s 50th anniversary with a ‘remake’ edition

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Nio ES8 2018 first drive review - hero front
    17 December 2018
    First Drive
    Electric seven-seat performance SUV aims to prove the Chinese can build a...
  • Audi Q3
    14 December 2018
    First Drive
    Practical, plush compact SUV deserves a stronger engine, but should need...
  • Ford Mustang Bullitt 2018 road test review - hero front
    14 December 2018
    Car review
    Ford celebrates the iconic movie’s 50th anniversary with a ‘remake’ edition